Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley (AKA The Frank Sinatra Timex Show). Broadcast 12th May 1960 Directed by Richard Dunlap
Running Order (From IMDB): It’s Very Nice (performed by Frank Sinatra) Frank’s Time Machine (Frank Sinatra and Joey Bishop) Witchcraft (performed by Frank Sinatra) Timex promotional segment Come On Bess (performed by Sammy Davis Jnr.) Oriental Wedding Celebration Leona Irwin and the Tommy Hansen Dancers Sammy Recalls the Oscars (Sammy Davis Jnr.) Shall We Dance (Sammy Davis Jnr. and Peter Lawford) Timex promotional segment Fame and Fortune (performed by Elvis Presley) Stuck on You (performed by Elvis Presley) Love Me Tender/Witchcraft medley (performed by Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley) Timex promotional segment Love Makes You Feel So Young (performed by Frank and Nancy Sinatra) Let’s Dance (Nancy Sinatra) Goodbye (Frank Sinatra)
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April 25, 2011 Subject:
"Stick Like Glue" is really his hit "Stuck On You".
February 25, 2009 Subject:
The first poster was questioning Nancy Sinatra's hair and clothes...
This show was broadcast in 1960... WAAAAYYYY before she frosted her hair and put on her boots that were made for walkin'...
January 27, 2009 Subject:
Welcome back to show business after Elvis' Army tour..... sort of. Elvis is featured in the beginning and at the end of the show.
An' Here's Elvis ! ! ! (Crowd Cheers)... In an Army uniform. But what uniform IS that? A gold band around the hat band? Not one but two Marksmanship badges (course he DID grow up in the po' side o' town) ABOVE (?) the european tour ribbons... if they are there.... the pichur ain't clear enough to tell. Normally marksmanship badges are worn BELOW any ribbons. He's wearing Corporal's stripes supposedly in May when he was promoted to Sargeant in January (20 Jan 1960)an' discharged in March? An' what's that piping on the sleeve. Maybe this is the Army's version of special dress uniform like the Corps' Dress Blues. An' just maybe this show was actually recorded earlier?
The rest of the program showcases a 19 year old Nancy Sinatra in her 1st ever tv appearance doing numbers with the Tom Hanson Dancers. I say a 19 year old Nancy since her birthday was June 1940 and this was MAY 1960. There's a closeup of her next to Elvis and you can actually see the facial resemblence to the Nancy we remember.
An' what's with Nancy's hair? I remember her with a MESS of golden palamino hair, white lipstick, an' those super tall boots. Here she has what looks like dark hair tightly wrapped. I think her costume was called a sun dress.
Come to think of it, only the dancers seem to change costume much.
And then there is the Rat Pack sans Dino. Lotsa Frank (well, it IS his show) seasoned with Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, & Peter Lawford with no mention after the opening of SPECIAL guest Elvis until the last coupla numbers some 40 minutes later. Really... no mention a-tall.
Poor Elvis. His 'Welcome home party show' an he almost ain't in it. He does eventually get to do "Fame an' Fortune" and "Stick Like Glue" by himself (40 minutes into the show). Then he joins the senior entertainers as an accessory... sort of. He doesn't even have the same kinda tie as his hosts. His pompadour is replaced by what could be considered a forelock and the trademark sideburns are - - - absent.
An' besides the ever so classic Timex commercial messages there is Frank casually crooning ..... lit cigarette in hand. (gasp) oh.... the emotional overload... it' gonna poison the studio, the town, the county, ... the WORLD ! ! ! Where are the self righteous finger-pointing wannabees who have no authority but wanna give orders anyway?
- well, they ain't arove on the 'scene' yet.
Anyhoo... very poor picture quality but an accurate glimpse into the world of the baby-boomers' variety hour programs. Actually this was what the parents tuned in between the action programs that had our attention.